In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I talk with Curzio Caravati of the Kenosha Potato Project and Kenosha Urban Farm Institute about collecting potatoes, growing potatoes in an urban farm environment, and growing potatoes from true potato seeds (TPS). Along the way, we discuss farmers markets, how potatoes can be classified by their agronomic and edible characteristics, working with the USDA Potato Introduction Station at Sturgeon Bay, how basketball hoops are like growing bags, the similarities between plant breeding and honeybee breeding, and why you should eat more dirt. Some of the potato varieties that are mentioned include White Peachblow, Raudar Islenskar, Bintje, and Blue Victor.
Unfortunately, this episode was a particular challenge to edit. We had some audio quality problems with the recording and there were parts that I just couldn’t salvage, creating some odd jumps. Hopefully, I will get better at this as I gain more experience.
Kenosha Potato Project Website
Kenosha Potato Project Facebook Group
Kenosha Chestnut Project Facebook Group
Kenosha Perennial Onions Facebook Group
Swiss Bee Chalet Facebook Group
Kenosha Garlic Collectors Facebook Group
One Vine Tomato Facebook Group
Kenosha Harbor Market Facebook Group
Seed Savers Exchange